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Discretionary Small Grant

Grants to Tennessee Nonprofits and Agencies to
Support Individuals with Disabilities and their Families

GrantWatch ID#: 175354
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Tennessee Disability Coalition

09/20/17

10/31/17 12:00 PM CT

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Tennessee nonprofit organizations and government entities for programs that support individuals with disabilities, as well as their families. Funding is intended for capacity-building programs to strengthen and enhance the nonprofit’s ability to achieve its mission and sustain itself over time.

Examples of funded proposals:
- Add technology for outreach, communication, managing finances, store data, and optimize operations
- Create a resource library of video/podcasts
- Develop a formal volunteer program
- Purchase equipment (i.e., hearing assistive technology, computers) which can be used by many and over time
- Assist in the funding of a new chapter of the organization

$50,000

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$10,000

Grant funds must be used during the designated grant year.

The Tennessee Disability Coalition grant funds are available for award to projects and programs in the State of Tennessee, United States of America (USA) that are IRS-designated tax-exempt organizations-501(c)(3) and to governmental entities.

The Small Grants Program does not fund:

- Membership fees
- Conferences
- Fundraisers
- Replacement of lost or discontinued funding
- Grants to individuals
- General operating costs
- Political activities
- Social events

Grant guidelines:
http://www.tndisability.org/general-guidelines

Spring Cycle:
March 1st: Notice of funds availability
March 20th: Letters of interest due
April 1st: Request for full proposals sent
April 30th: Full proposals due
May 30th: Awards notification and contracts sent
By July 1st: 1st installment sent after contracts executed
November 30th: 5-month report due
By December 31st: 2nd installment sent after approval of 5-month reports
August 15th: Final 12-month reports due

Fall Cycle:
September 1st: Notice of funds availability
September 20th: Letters of interest due
October 3rd: Request for full proposals sent
October 31st: Full proposals due
November 30th: Awards notification and contracts sent
By January 1st: 1st installment sent after contracts executed
May 30th: 5-month report due
By June 30th: 2nd installment sent after approval of 5-month reports
February 15th: Final 12-month reports due

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Alice L. Bowen
alice_o@tndisability.org
(615) 383-9442

Tennessee Disability Coalition
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

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USA: Tennessee

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